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Philipp Huber is a doctoral candidate at the International Institute for Social history for the project The Global Business of Slave Trade: Patterns, Actors and Gains in the Early Modern Dutch and Iberian Slave Trade, supervised by dr. Filipa Ribeiro da Silva and dr. Matthias van Rossum. His research is concerned with the organisation of the Portuguese slave trade throughout Early Modern Asia. He studied history at the Universities of Utrecht and Leiden, focusing on the Early Modern European presence in Asia. Philipp’s thesis entitled Guns for the King: Dutch-Siamese Firearms Transfers, 1656-1709 focused on the diplomacy surrounding the weapons trade between the Dutch East India Company and Siam. During his MA he also worked as a student assistant for the VICI project Exploiting the Empires of Others.